Vietnam Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Documents

September 2014

On 13 July 1992, the Senate Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs levied a task on NSA/CSS to review SIGINT reporting for relevance to the Vietnam POW/MIA issue and possible correlation to individual POW/MIA cases. NSA/CSS provided the Committee with three Correlation Studies, produced in August 1992, September 1993, and September 1996. Most of the information mentioned in these studies is chronologically organized by Reference Number (RefNo), which is listed as case #, and includes the incident date. The Department of Defense assigned RefNos to each incident in which there was the potential loss of life or capture. There are some entries without a RefNo or case #, but do have the incident date. The earliest incident is dated 1951 and the last 1988.

Over the next several months, NSA/CSS will post over 1600 additional documents related to POW/MIAs in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. The documents are NSA field site reporting, NSA end product, summary reporting, memoranda, watch officers notes, and analyst communications. For ease of searching, those documents will be accessible under links posted for each RefNo for which they contain pertinent information.

The correlation studies and the documents related to the incidents have been previously released under the FOIA in the past, but they have never before been posted together, facilitating access to families and historians. In addition, the documents have been reviewed using the most current guidance, making this release the most complete of any prior releases.

 

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 Aerial Engagements Between NVAF and USAF Aircraft Results in Loss of One U.S. F4 and Two NVN MIG-21's (08/22/1972)
 AERIAL ENGAGEMENTS BETWEEN NVAF AND USAF AIRCRAFT RESULTS IN LOSS OF ONE U.S. F4 AND TWO NVN MIG-21'S 1912.PDFAerial Engagements Between NVAF and USAF Aircraft Results in Loss of One U.S. F4 and Two NVN MIG-21's 1912
 AERIAL ENGAGEMENTS BETWEN NVAF AND USAF AIRCRAFT RESULTS IN LOSS OF ONE U.S. F4 AND TWO NVN MIG-21'S 1922.PDFAerial Engagements Betwen NVAF and USAF Aircraft Results in Loss of One U.S. F4 and Two NVN MIG-21's 1922
 AERIAL ENGAGEMENTS BETWEN NVAF AND USAF AIRCRAFT RESULTS IN LOSS OF ONE U.S. F4 AND TWO NVN MIG-21'S 1923.PDFAerial Engagements Betwen NVAF and USAF Aircraft Results in Loss of One U.S. F4 and Two NVN MIG-21's 1923
 AFFSSO/Summary 1987
 AFTER ACTION REPORT 1108.PDFAfter Action Report 1108
 AIR ENGAGEMENT 20 NMS NORTHEAST OF HANOI 0459.PDFAir Engagement 20 NMs Northeast of Hanoi 0459
 AIR ENGAGEMENT NORTHEAST OF HANOI, 16 SEPTEMBER 1966, FOLLOW UP NR ONE 0459.PDFAir Engagement Northeast of Hanoi, 16 September 1966, Follow Up Nr One 0459
 AIR ENGAGEMENT WEST OF NAM DINH - TWO F-8'S SHOT DOWN, FOLLOW UP NR TWO 0448.PDFAir Engagement West of Nam Dinh - Two F-8's Shot Down, Follow Up Nr Two 0448
 AIR WARNING FACILITIES REFLECTION 0149.PDFAir Warning Facilities Reflection 0149
 Aircraft Crashes in Luang Prabang Province (08/02/1971)
 AIRCRAFT DOWN 0079.PDFAircraft Down 0079
 AIRCRAFT SHOOTDOWN REPORTED 0362.PDFAircraft Shootdown Reported 0362
 DOC_121.PDFAlledged Shootdown of U.S. Aircraft Near Vinh Linh (11/03/1965)
 ALLEGED CONFESSION BY AMERICAN PILOT 0343.PDFAlleged Confession by American Pilot 0343
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